IMMERSION IN THE AUVERGNE VOLCANOES REGIONAL NATURE PARK
Go to the heart of the Massif Central to meet the Cantal mountains.
The Cantal mountains are made up of around 50 peaks, including the Plomb du Cantal at an altitude of 1855 metres. They include glacial valleys with contrasting landscapes and passes that allow you to pass from valley to valley.
Plateaus formed by lava flows can also be seen. Here is an overview of the 3 most emblematic summits of the region.
This is the best known and most famous. It has been labelled "Grand Site de France" since 2012. Indeed, the Puy Mary allows a short and easy ascent to the summit at 1783 metres. A path has been laid out from the Pas de Peyrol road pass.
Walk through the lush vegetation and discover breathtaking scenery.
When you reach the top, enjoy the 360 degree view of the Cantal volcano and the Puys chain.
The Plomb du Cantal
Extend the pleasure with a 4.5 hour round trip hike to the top of the Plomb du Cantal. This time, the hike is reserved for seasoned walkers who are used to the effort.
However, novices can also marvel at the jewels of nature by taking a different route or by riding the cable car when it is open.
Take a seat at the Lioran station and climb to the highest point in less than 10 minutes without the risk of spraining an ankle.
Once you've reached the top, all you have to do is admire the view of the Massif Central peaks.
The Puy Griou
In the middle of the largest stratovolcano in Europe, the Puy Griou awaits you. How to recognize it? It's easy! It has a cone of phonolite at its summit. Legend even has it that this stone rings as soon as you tap it...
To confirm this enigma, you will have the possibility of using various paths, more or less long according to your level of walking. Nevertheless, the last part will be a real constraint for people suffering from vertigo.
At the top, become the king of the world surrounded by Puy Mary, the Plomb du Cantal and the valleys of the Cère and Jordanne.